Towards the east of the Malacca channel, north of Indonesia, and west of the South China Sea, lies a city-state made up of several islands called Singapore. It covers an area of 728.3 square kilometers has a population of 5.7 million people. Its population density is the second highest in the world, with 708 people per kilometer.
Singapore experiences an equatorial type of climate, which is characterized by high humidity and torrential rainfall. Due to its proximity to the equator, Singapore does not have clear and organized climatic seasons. With no clearly demarcated season, it begs the question, does it snow in Singapore?
Singapore does not have a winter season, and the coldest months are December, January, and February. The temperatures range from 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). The temperatures are too high for snow formation; therefore, it does not snow in Singapore.
When Does it Snow in Singapore?
Being close to the equator, Singapore experiences high temperatures throughout the year. It is, therefore, no surprise that snow does not fall in Singapore. That said, let’s look into the weather in the months that Singapore records the lowest temperatures.
Weather in December
Temperatures in December are lower compared to other months in Singapore. It experiences lows of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius), and average precipitation of 10.4 inches (265 millimeters) is recorded.
With such high temperatures, it is common to see people wearing light, loosely fitting clothes in December despite it being the coldest month in Singapore.
Weather in January
January experience the temperatures as December in Singapore, with an average low of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius). Precipitation levels, however, drop to 9.8 inches (250 millimeters).
Weather in February
It is practically impossible to snow in Singapore in February. Temperatures are slightly higher than those experienced in January, with an average low of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius). Precipitation levels also dip further, with the recorded accumulation for the month being 6.9 inches (175 millimeters).
Ski Resorts in Singapore
The lack of natural snow and chilly temperatures in Singapore does not necessarily mean you cannot join in the fun that winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Singapore has a tiny skiing scene composed of indoor snow centers.
The infamous Snow City is a permanent indoor snow center located in the Science Centre Singapore in Jurong East. The center measures 3000 square meters. It comprises a 1,200 square meter room filled with snow called Snow Chamber and a snow playground for children known as the snow funhouse.
The Snow Chamber snow is kept at a constant temperature of 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius). The room has a slope that stretches 60 meters and about 3-storeys high. Skiing enthusiasts slide down the slope while sitting on tubes filled with air.
Singapore has much more to offer other than the Snow City. Places like Marina Bay, world-famous for its iconic landmarks and the great China Town are must-visit places while in Singapore.